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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jane Eyre Shrugs from Old Shirts


A few weekends ago my friend Laura came to stay with us for the weekend.  We didn't have many plans (our husbands were out cutting firewood), so we decided to do some crafts.

A long time ago I had pinned a tutorial on how to make Jane Eyre Shrugs from T-Shirts.  The tutorial can be found here. I wasn't sure how they would turn out so we gave it a go.  I was pretty happy with the result and it took hardly any time at all. 

Looking back at the tutorial it looks like if you use a shirt that is a little more baggy it will have more of the pretty draped effect.

I like the ways ours turned out though, and they were both just shirts that were in my repurpose bin!


Here is Laura modeling her new shrug- isn't she cute!!


The sweater before its "updo" into a shrug.


Here is my tee before.


And after. (sorry about the bad photo!)

The other thought I had was that instead of having to deal with the ribbon tie you could sew the ribbon off and then add a cute brooch or button!

There are a bunch of other variations of this shirt here.

Thanks for stopping by!
I will be sharing with some of these parties!


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16 comments:

Balancing said...

those turned out great! I haven't tried this yet but repurposing a shirt in this way is on my "pinterest" list... LOL. Thanks for sharing it!

Inspired by Family said...

such a great idea!

Kellie said...

Bravo! Very cute!

Shiloh said...

Those are both really cute. I am definitely going to try it.:)

Truly Myrtle said...

These are fabulous!!! I going to make one for ME!

Just Jaime said...

Great idea! I love that is reuses stuff I already have!

We're just starting a link up party and love it if you'd share there (if you are interested): http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-week-6.html

maarnietvangrijs said...

Great idea, love it!!!! Thanks for sharing, I wanna try this!

Etcetorize said...

So cute! and they look super easy! I'd love for you to stop by Etcetorize and share this project at the linky party going on right now: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-great-monday.html

Janny said...

This is very cute! I bet I could do this in one nap time!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Really cute! Sometimes I need a way to add sleeves! :)

Jennifer said...

Love these shrugs! We muct have pinned the same thing :)I made a couple of these back in the fall. Featuring these tomorrow! Thanks for linking up to Pinned it, Made it! Be sure to drop by and grab a featured button.

Kammy's Korner said...

wow, I haven't seen this idea before. Great job, pretty sure I need to pin this! :) Would love for you to share it over on the Korner for Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/03/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-22.html

Kendra said...

This is so cute and creative! Kudos!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Kaysi said...

Those are awesome!!

AmieAnn said...

I just adore these! I grabbed an old sweater of mine and have it earmarked to make one of these! You guys both look awesome in yours!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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